Competitive Events Guidelines

February 10, 2018 - Healthcare Issues Exam Resource Update: The links to Medline Plus resource have changed since the release of the guidelines in August 2017. The 2018 ILC test will contain content from the 2018 Winter Edition of “NIH Medline Plus Magazine”, which will be released in February.

February 8, 2018 - APA Format Clarification: For all events that require APA formatting, the guidelines could be clearer in terms of what pages of the portfolios are/are not required to be in APA formatting. For purposes of the 2017-2018 membership year, full points should be awarded on the rating sheets as long as the REFERENCE PAGE is in APA format. 

October 24, 2017 - Health Career Photography: Section A of the Round 1 rating sheet has been updated to reflect that an official HOSA notebook/portfolio must be used. At ILC, competitors must use the official HOSA notebook/portfolio in order to receive the 45 points in this section of the rating sheet. For regional and state conferences, please check with your state advisor to determine how these points will be handled, as this change was made after initial guidelines were posted.

HOSA Handbook Section B: The General Rules and Regulations for each of the events is located in this part of the Handbook.  Be sure to read this in its entirety before you compete in any HOSA competitive events. 

Health Science Events

Health Professions Events

Emergency Preparedness Events

Leadership Events

Teamwork Events

Recognition Events

Instruction Sheets

* Must be classified under the provision of The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997 Public Law 105-17.

** Event Includes Middle School Division